Paramount Pictures has purchased the option on Julianna Baggott’s horror story, Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit. Pitched by rising star, Melanie Toast, who is also penning the script and will produce alongside producers James Wan for Atomic Monster and Will Rowbotham and Luke Maxwell for 3Arts.
Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple’s company Iron Ocean with Paramount TV optioned Baggott’s story, “Welcome to Oxhead.” Brendan Deneen and Baggott will be co executive producers. Read more here! https://deadline.com/2022/02/jessica-biel-michelle-purple-iron-ocean-reups-first-look-deal-paramount-television-studios-developing-welcome-to-oxhead-drama-1234933331/amp/
Julianna Baggott and her son Finneas Scott, a Brooklyn-based writer, have sold a story to Netflix with director Shawn Levy attached, in a six-way bidding war. Here’s more about the deal.
Julianna Baggott’s I’d Really Prefer Not to Be Here with You has been purchased by Blackstone Publishing. Publishers Weekly announced the deal, “…a debut high-concept short story collection… already sold for TV in a six-way bidding war, to Brendan Deneen, for publication in 2023.” More updates to come!
Julianna has signed a contract with Warner Brothers for an upcoming project that’s been in the works for some time. More details to come!
THE ANYBODIES by N.E. Bode has been optioned by Disney Channel (with Disney+ as its distribution home). Julianna loved writing these books with all their magical elements and whimsy but, deep down, these are stories about love and redemption.
Last spring, Julianna had the flu. In her fevered state, she was reading & watching documentaries about both Hillary Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. They burrowed in, and she wrote a few pieces. Here’s “Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Fairytale with Coyotes,” now available at Quarterly West.
Julianna’s piece, “Living in a Bubble,” was included in The New York Times Style section as a Tiny Love Story. Scroll down four stories and you’ll find a great photo of Julianna, her youngest daughter and her mom. You can read it here online, but it also appeared in the print edition on Sunday, June
Julianna has a new story up at Strange Horizons — you can read or listen to the podcast. If you liked the first half of THE LOBSTER, maybe you’ll dig this. (It was inspired by the most aggressively affluent and eccentric in-flight magazine; one article was devoted to brandy being aged 24/7 with blaring opera
Julianna’s story about gun violence in schools is up at The Cincinnati Review. She told it from the point of view of a kid as they’re the ones who are living it. This story was really disturbing to write. She hopes it messes you up.